Save Lucas

At 3 months of age, I (Lucas) was diagnosed with an incurable liver disease. By 9 months of age the disease had rapidly progressed. My only chance of life was the "gift of life" through organ donation. I waited and waited for the call for transplant 1.5 years past without one offer. I had two weeks to live, when God started to tell my Mom what to do. One of Gods' requests was to "start a facebook page" Knowing my time was running out, Mom and my family got to work and listened to God as He continued to guide them. A massive national/worldwide campaign #savelucas was started as my family pushed to educate the public about the importance of organ donation! A family in Nebraska #princessesdontwearpants directly donated their daughters liver to Lucas through Facebook. It was a miracle! Lucas received his gift of life as time ran out! We continue on in this journey of faith sharing God's goodness as well as my transplant journey! We want to expand the reach of our page, spread Gods love and save lives through organ donation awareness! Thank you for your prayers! God Bless
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Save Lucas added 3 new photos.Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 10:39pm
Central Blood Bank 'Love for Lucas' Blood drive kicked off today with Mom and Dad as the first donors!!

It felt so good to help others today and I worked with the blood bank staff to pick out all the bandaides to fix up my Mom and Dad!

We are a team! My Mom, my Dad, my family, my friends, my doctors, my nurses and my savelucas community! It takes alot of us to make a difference but we ALL do do it together!

I love my savelucas family!!! One big extended family!!!

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Save LucasSunday, June 25th, 2017 at 5:00pm
BLOOD DRIVE KICKOFF starts tomorrow!

My blood drive starts tomorrow June 26th and continues on through July 31!!

Why the blood drive?

On a recent occassion, I was in septic shock and had to be hurried to the Emergency room where my condition became unstable. My hemoglobin levels were very low and blood was ordered for STAT. But hours had past and Mom asked again where the blood was and the doctor could only reply "Im sorry, we are still looking"

"What do you mean you are still looking?"

Turns out there was a shortage of O negative blood and I had to wait nearly 7 hours for blood to help stabalize me. When i finally received blood later that night in the intensive care unit, my vitals stabalized and everyone could breath a little easier.

With my upcoming major surgery July 5th,
O-negative blood products will be needed during and after the surgery as it has a high risk of bleeding.

All blood types are welcome to donate! We all know there is always someone, somewhere in need! And I feel honored that God is allowing me to be their voice!

Just mention LUCAS apon donating and i will later be able to tell you how many lives we, the savelucas community, helped!

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Save Lucas added 2 new photos.Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 12:10am
Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!!!!

We had a great and busy day of mass and then lots of playing!

We had alot to be thankful for recently especially that my lil brother wasnt at all injured from sticking a knife in the outlet😨😨πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

It was a pure miracle and a testimony that God is involved in every moment! And if God doesnt allow it to happen it WONT happen no matter what earth and science says will happen.

Science says sticking a metal knife into the hot side of the outlet, will cause the electricity to find the path of least resistance, traveling through Jacob in attempt to complete the circuit.

But Jacob wasnt shocked, he wasnt burnt, our house didnt catch on fire and heck, he didnt even get scared and cry when the evidence shows it was very dangerous situation.

It doesnt matter what science says when God says "its not happening"

Thank you Jesus!

As for Jacobs guardian angel, he is currently standing before God begging for a reassignment as his wings still smolder! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Tonight we found a tamper resistant outlet receptacle at The Home Depot and Mom and Cooper wired in the new outlet. The tamper resistant plugs are awesome! So much better than those outlet protectors!!! All houses with kids should wire these in!

And Dad is finally home! Boy do we have lots of stories to fill him in on...πŸ˜πŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

#savelucas #donatelife #donateblood #prayformyteam #godisgreat #believe
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Save Lucas added 3 new photos.Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 10:05pm
First off, Thank you so much Orgain especially Dr. Abraham for the huge shipment of my all time favorite chocolate kids nutritional shake! I really havent been eating solids bc of my intestinal strictures but I have been pounding these 200 calorie shakes! Check out my muscles!! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

What is a broviac line? Well here is mine. This line is crucial for my IV nutrition and it takes a procedure and a team of medical staff to place it and then take care of it. What do you think i did last night??? I dumped water over my head thus making my bandage non sterile and soaking wet. Ofcourse Mom was all spastic bc she had to remove everything holding the line in place to clean it. One false move and the line could fall out. Last thing she told me before removing the old bandage was "Lucas we are in it to win it, thats our only choice! Now do you want to pray Hail Marys and ask all of heaven to help us?"

My answer was " NO! But can I have an Orgain chocolate milk?"

Tonight we collected sticks and tried out the new BioLite backpacking stove to roast marshmallows in 90 degree weather!!! Tomorrow we are going to collect sticks again and cook dinner using the camp stove grill. We are learning some survival skills!! Mom even volunteered Dad to camp outside in a tent with us this weekend so she can get the house house to herself!! We are killing her!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜—πŸ˜—

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Save LucasMonday, June 19th, 2017 at 9:53pm
Warning: There is going to be some potty talk πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ So if you dont like it put down your phone!!

Let me give you some background... So i spent my entire life, until the last few months, with terribly loose stools. So bad, 5x a day I needed a bath. But since I have been receiving the IV nutrition by body is no longer starving for nutrition and anything I drink or eat is a bonus!! At 4 years old I have been able to finally potty train bc my stools are normal, only bc of the IV nutrition.

Well then you can underatand my families and I excitement when i go to the bathroom and have normal stools! Its such a celebration to everyone thats been involved in my life!

Imagine this: After I go to the bathroom on the toilet I scream " Wow!!! Look at that shark! Come and look everyone!"

And Cooper comes running and he stares into the toilet and screams " Great job Lukie! Thats a huge shark! Daddy check this out! Come Jacob and look at this" and Cooper fist bumps me!

So Daddy comes in and says " Whoa!!!! Lucas! Thats the real deal! Mommy ( Jess), You have to come in here and see this"

So Mommy and Jacob come in and Mom says " Holy Cow Lucas, call that in, thats gotta be a state record!"

And there we are...the whole family standing around the 'pot of gold' high fiving and fist bumping, wondering if it would be weird to take a picture and show the rest of the family, including my nurses!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And this is daily excitement!!

So lets skip today...

Today My brothers and I were all sandy and we had to take our cloths off on the porch. When Mom was cleaning up one of my brothers I took the liberty to do some sweeping with ironically my SHARK sweeper.

You know I love to sweep right? Well I was too excited to run to the pot....

Do you know where this is going???

As Mom hurried by to get some clean cloths for Jacob, I said

"Mom! Guess what I did?"

"What Lukie? What did you do?" as she walked by

"I sucked up my (mumbled, not clear) with the sweeper and look its all cleaned up!" 😁😁

"Uhhh? What did you say Luke i didnt hear you."

Cooper walks by and casually heads to couch to go sit down "Mom, he said he sucked up his poop with the sweeper!

"Lucas you did what!!!!!!!!? Oh my Lord, what in the world! NO!!!!!!!!! Sharks stay in the water!!! Only the water!!! This shark (sweeper) doesn't eat that Shark! Lord you guys are going to kill me! Why did you guys think that was a good idea?!"

Well...let me tell you....there was no celebration on this night. Parts of my sweeper went to the landfill and Mom didnt shut up for like 30 minutes πŸ™‰πŸ™‰πŸ™‰πŸ™‰πŸ™‰

But if there were good news....I just did a very strange and odd testimonial for Shark sweepers!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And no mess was left behind! Go buy one...they work!!!

I love being a fun, crazy and adventurous boy!! Can I just say, Thank you Jesus for another chance at life!!

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